Some time ago, I walked into a business (names will be withheld to protect the guilty) and waited in line. Eventually I was attended to by a customer service person behind a desk near an end wall. On the wall was the company's mission statement. Knowing what it was and interested to see the level of commitment and engagement, I asked the customer service agent what was the framed statement on the wall. His response 'I dunno just something head office said we had to put on the wall!" Wow, no…Continue
Added by Pat Sheehan on July 29, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments
If you’re a hiring manager in an industry experiencing skills shortages, chances are that those in your board room are experiencing stress levels moving in the opposite direction to the unemployment rate. You’ll be talking how to spend your talent budget in designing attraction programs focused on sniffing out, enticing out and engaging hidden talent.
But think for a moment.
Do you know what are you spending your money on, and why? Our research shows that…Continue
Added by Anthony Sork on July 25, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments
I had a meeting with a client in corporate land in the city. I braved the bus home at peak hour. I stood in the line, rummaged through my bag to find the change to pay the driver. It was crowded. It always was crowded.
The lucky ones…Continue
Added by Leah Gibbs on July 25, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments
In a previous post called [“What language do you use” http://www.letsgrow.com.au/blog/?p=786I] I talked about the issue of using technical terms rather than common expressions when discussing employee engagement. However, there is another language-related issue I want to address in this post: job titles. Whilst I generally use the term gardener, I was watching a TV program recently that referred to them as “plantsmen” and of course there…Continue
Added by Karen Schmidt on July 22, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments
The recruitment industry is notorious for high staff turnover. Statistics range from 43% (Staff Turnover: A Recruitment Industry Crisis) to the average length of service of a new Recruitment Consultant being 8 months! Ironic for an industry that specialises in recruiting the right staff for their clients to make a buck!
So interesting as I reflect on my recruitment career, that I too left my…Continue
Added by Nicole Underwood on July 21, 2011 at 14:55 — No Comments
THE CHALLENGES OF A MULTI-SPEED ECONOMY
It has been generally accepted in the past decade that Australia has grown into a dual speed economy. The Mining and Resource sectors have experienced incredible growth and the remaining categories of the economy, while experiencing healthy growth over the past decade, have not kept pace.
As Australia emerges from the uncertainty of the Global Financial Crisis relatively unscathed, a new economic reality is emerging. The affects…Continue
Added by Kristie McMaster on July 17, 2011 at 16:31 — No Comments
No, not by some group of cashed up corporates in suits, but by a woman who went for a tumble while shuffling around her home in bed socks.
Many organisations in Australia, particularly listed companies, are now focusing on gender equity at board and executive levels. A gender balanced organisation is not just an outcome by achieving gender ratios, as there is also a need for a process to develop a more strategic approach to achieve gender equity.
Recent research by Roy Morgan Research highlighted specific gender…Continue
Added by Charles van Heerden on July 13, 2011 at 8:52 — No Comments
Going green for small businesses is not only kind to the environment, but also presents many opportunities to cut operating costs. As we spend a lot of time in the office, simple little changes in our day to day work environment and work habits will reap rewards now and for our future generations. Always…Continue
Added by Leah Gibbs on July 12, 2011 at 21:35 — No Comments
We're launching this new "HR Daily Community" for a few reasons.
Firstly, to give more HR professionals a voice. When we started featuring external blog posts on HR Daily it seemed as though there were only a handful of people writing (in Australia) in this space, but over the past couple of years that number has grown significantly.
Many of these people still don't have the kind of reach they say they'd like to, so we hope that by bringing them…Continue
One of the latest has received one of the most enormous responses to a question I have seen posted since being on LinkedIn over the past five years. It is obviously a shared sentiment and many of the responses ranged from it’s the employers fault to it being the employees fault.
Do you find it…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Orrock on January 23, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
I love this title and it comes from a keynote speech by the Chief Trend Hunter at www.trendhunters.com who was relaying the story of a typewriting company that in the face of the rise of…Continue
Added by Anne-Marie Orrock on January 6, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
Fraud is enormously detrimental to Australian organisations, with KPMG putting the average cost of each case in 2015 at $1.4…Continue
Added by Vince Scopelliti on November 30, 1999 at 12:00 — No Comments